Program Description

Faculty of Education

Program Description

The Certificate in Aboriginal Education  is awarded upon successful completion of the following five core adult education courses with a minimum average overall of 60%.

ADED 4F84: Aboriginal Adult Education: Beginning Our Journeys
This survey course provides a theoretical introduction to Aboriginal ways of learning and constructing knowledge and the relationships between culture/education and learning/healing.

ADED 4F85: Curriculum Theory and Design in Aboriginal Education
This course introduces and engages the learner in an Aboriginal approach to creating curriculum through a community based developmental model. Additional topics covered include decolonization, the relationship between learning and healing, learning outcome development and global Indigenous trends in education.

ADED 4F86: Instructional Strategies: Ways of Teaching and Learning for Aboriginal Adult Education
In this course the learner is exposed to a number of issues related to Aboriginal and mainstream adult education including: learning styles, evaluation, storytelling, experiential learning and lesson planning with the view of delivering a segment of curriculum developed in the previous course.

ADED 4F87: Aboriginal Leadership Issues: Healing, Learning and Leadership
The course develops an understanding for the relationship between the colonial experience and contemporary Aboriginal leadership as well as providing a framework for the learner to interpret contemporary policy-making processes and the wider role of the Aboriginal trainer/ teacher in our communities.

ADED 4F88: Aboriginal Teacher Development: Understanding Our Journeys
This course presents reflective theory and practice through a series of hands-on activities designed to encourage both professional renewal and awareness of self as Aboriginal teacher and learner.

Course Locations
The program is held at various locations across Ontario. For the site nearest you contact Judith Knight, Program Recruiter at

Applicants should be aware that sites might change depending on enrollments.



Social media for researchers workshop
January 27, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SSHRC Insight Development Grant Writing Workshops
January 11, 2016 - 9:00am - January 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
PhD in Education Portfolio Defence - Owen Webb
January 7, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm